Sep 27 – S. of God Mary Emmanuela – Franciscan Saint of the Day
The Life of S. of God Mary Emmanuela, Widow, Second Order () for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Sep 27. S. of God Mary Emmanuela was born in a noble family and married but with no children and rather worldly until an accident where she nearly died.
Reflection is on the value of misfortune, how God works such difficult occasions to our greater good, turning our hearts to Him. Examples include the prodigal son and Mary Emmanuela herself, and then Lazarus vs. the rich man.
Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/l1cLuKS8tdM
Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's 'The Franciscan Book of Saints' Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516
Playlist of Franciscan Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TxcAETrU_k&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wErRczZGry4TXytCZFiLCm